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Street 1: 219 City of Knowledge
Street 2:
City: Panama
Province: Panama
Post Code: 999999
Country: Panama
Phone: +507-517-0704
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Amador
Last Name: Goodridge
Title: Principal Investigator
Phone: +507-517-0738

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Dilcia
Last Name: Sambrano
Title: Lab Manager
Phone: +507-517-0700

General Information

Board Constituency: None
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Academic / Research Institution
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Organization Description:

The mission of the Institute of Advanced Scientific Investigations and High Technology Services (INDICASAT-AIP) is to be established as a platform for scientific and technological progress of Panama, contributing to the formation of human resources of excellence in research – development applied to different priority disciplines for the country’s progress.

The vision of the institution is to become a center of excellence and national and international reputation in biomedical scientific research and technology services to serve as a benchmark and transfer of technology to other countries, especially those in Latin America. As part of this vision, INDICASAT AIP focuses its activities on:

The recruitment of highly qualified human resources;
Biomedical research with an interdisciplinary approach and national and international collaboration;
Promoting scientific culture in the country through training and support for scientific-technological and academic activities;
The provision of services and transfer of knowledge in priority for socio-economic development of the country.

2. We are interested in tuberculosis because Panama stand with the highest mortality rate of TB among the Central American countries. This figure have not change during the last 20 years, despite of the support of international help such as Damian Foundation, Global Fund and others. Consequently, we are deeply interested to provide scientific support to understand and defeat the epidemic.

3. We are currently conducting research program in three areas: basic, applied and operational investigations. First, we are investigating the molecular cellular mechanisms of novel biomakers for monitoring treatment response. Secondly, we are conducting cohorts to identify and validate novel biomarkers for latent TB infection, treatment response and disease progression. We also are studying how nutritional behaviors affect the performance of these biomarkers. And finally, we are
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 51 - 99
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Internet search
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who: CDC RFA grant call
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Resource mobilization
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
Besides the basic, applied and operational research, our scientist participate in the drafting and updating of the National Strategic Plan for TB control as well as the National Guidelines for TB control. Also our organization provide experts for the training courses conducted by the National TB Program as well as the National Reference Laboratory.

Simultaneously, all our research grants we include 15-20% budget towards conducting training course or seminars exclusively for health care workers on TB control activities. We also provide at no cost consultancy and advising in laboratory development for TB diagnosis as well as training on the cutting edge technologies available for TB control.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Panama
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
El Salvador
United States of America


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
Technical assistant in clincal TB laboratory development

Drug-Resistant TB:
Genotyping and whole genome sequencing of TB drug resistant strains

Laboratory Strengthening:
Technical assistant in clinical TB laboratory development

New Diagnostics:
Research on novel Biomarkers for monitoring anti-TB therapy

Fundamental Research:
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of biomarker activation and secretion.

Nutritional behavior and diet that favor a positive anti-TB therpay.
Latent TB infection among health care workers.
Biomarkers for monitoring response to anti-TB therapy.


Declaration of interests:
I declare no competing interests

Application date: February 12, 2018
Last updated: April 3, 2018